Tag Archive: community

A Conference Attendee Dear John/Jane Letter

Tweet Dear Conference Organizers: This relationship isn’t working out. You know, the one between us, the attendees, and you the conference organizers. It’s time for us to explore other educational, community-building and networking opportunities. We’ve tried to make it work. But it’s not us — it’s you (really). We thought we would do things together….

NASA Is Looking For Signs Of Life…At Your Conference

Tweet The National Adult Survival Association (NASA) has decided to send the next generation of land rovers to your annual meeting. These rovers have more robust and hyper-sensitive life detecting systems than the traditional conference evaluation smile sheets.  NASA is looking for signs of life…at your conference. NASA’s researchers have documented that your conference had…

Eight Tips To Encourage Participation, Intimacy, Community In Your Conferences And Events

Tweet When was the last time you visited a museum? Nina Simon‘s Complicity, Intimacy, Community post about fostering personal relationships with visitors in small and large spaces brought back a flood of memories of some of my museum experiences. You should read it and then come back here. Go ahead, I’ll be here when you…

Who Is In Charge Of The Attendee Meeting Experience? Why You Need A Meeting Steward

Tweet Who is planning, facilitating and managing the attendee’s experience at your conference and events? Is it the job of the meeting professional? The education or marketing departments? The conference organizers? The attendee? Often no one person or group that is involved in organizing the meeting is actually taking a holistic approach to facilitating the…

Connecting: A Radical New Vision For Conferences And Events

Tweet Connections. As important as the plug is to the outlet so the electricity can flow. As important as the computer programming is to the wireless cell tower so our cell phones work. As important as the water faucet is to the plumbing so we can have fresh water. As important as the heart pumping…